The Bolton-based developer has scaled back a previously approved scheme in Salford, reducing the number of apartments at the Derwent Street development by 50 citing viability issues.
Forshaw Land and Property Group’s consented 180-apartment scheme on the banks of the River Irwell in the Ordsall area of Salford, designed by architect DLA Design, was approved in 2017. However, that scheme is no longer financially viable due to “changing market conditions”, according to a planning statement from consultancy Lichfields.
The 2017 application proposed a single, three-tiered building varying in height with 11-storey, 12-storey and 14-storey sections, containing one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. However, Forshaw has now submitted fresh plans to Salford City Council, designed by Jon Matthews Architects.
The latest application proposes 130 apartments – 52 with one bedroom and 78 with two bedrooms. The plans also feature a gym and cinema.
Contractor Domis is lined up to build the scheme. Renaissance is the structural engineer and TPM Landscape is the landscape architect.
The extent of the public realm associated with the development is yet to be decided and Forshaw is in talks with neighbouring landowners about how best to approach this.